People who have difficulty walking around make use of mobility scooters. Scooters can be a lot easier to utilize than the wheelchairs because they are a lot simpler to operate and require a lot less upper body strength.
People who use wheelchairs use them for long periods because of their worsening conditions or paralysis, while in some cases people only need such help for a limited amount of time because of some accident or any other reason. People who do not need wheelchairs on permanent basis are understandably reluctant to buy one, as it would be total waste when they do not need it.
Mobility scooters can be quite expensive too, like quite a few other medical equipments. Mobility scooters can be as high as $4,000 if not more, and you might find that your insurance company will not cover the complete cost or even some of it, but in most cases, they might choose not to cover the cost as you will not need the scooter for a long period.
Instead of buying something very expensive that you will only need for small amount of time does not make much sense, there is a small alternative available of renting one. Many stores out there provide the option of renting mobility scooters. It has become so popular that many of the big shot companies that rent out Avis cars will go ahead and rent them to individuals too. You can ever do a bit of research and book your scooter for rent over the internet. It is quite similar to how you would book a car.
There are many people out there who have their own scooters, which they use to move around. They find it very difficult to carry them around everywhere they go to; which also includes going out of station for vacations or some other reason. They find it easier to leave the scooter at home and rent one for the duration of time they need it for. This allows them to keep their scoter from being lost or damaged, but it also loses the purpose of owning a scooter when you to end up renting one.